Friday, January 18, 2019

LA Community Tour Next Week

The always anticipated Dodgers community tour to usher in the upcoming season is scheduled for next week, and there are all kinds of festivities available for fans to attend. Overall, there are nine separate events that will feature Dodger players, alumni, coaches and broadcasters.

Monday, January 21

  • 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.             Kingdom Day Parade
Dave Roberts will serve as the grand marshal of the 34th annual Kingdom Day Parade. The three-mile route will begin at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Western Avenue and proceed west on King to Crenshaw Boulevard and then south to Vernon Avenue, where a post-parade festival will be held at Leimert Park. Go here for more information: BTW, the parade will also be televised on ABC 7 -- starting at 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. In the past Sweet Lou Johnson, Derrel Thomas, Bobby Castillo, Tommy Davis, Al “The Bull” Ferrara, Lee Lacy, Kenny Landreaux, Tim Leary, Wes Parker and Dennis Powell have participated in the parade. Furthermore, Matt Kemp was the grand marshall of the Kingdom Day Parade in 2013.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Blog Kiosk: 1/17/2019 - Dodgers Links - Autograph & VIP Experience FanFest Tickets On Sale Today!

Here's a special notice for Dodger FanFest attendees, the autograph and VIP experience tickets will go on sale this afternoon, online, at 1:00 PM. Go here. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear they'll be providing a preview of who will be signing or specifics about VIP events.

Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1953 the Brooklyn Dodgers traded Andy Pafko to the Milwaukee Braves for Roy HartsfieldIn 1976 Dodger great Tommy Davis is released by the KC Royals, ending an 18-year MLB career. As a Dodger he played eight seasons; slashing .304/.338/.441/.779 with an 117 OPS+, 16.2 WAR, two batting crowns and two All-Star appearances.
  • Happy BirthdayTyler HoustonScott MullenHarry Pattee & Don Zimmer!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

1951 Brooklyn Eagle Printing Plate of the Duke

At just 24-years of age, the young Snider had just finished his first great season as a Dodger. In 1950 he slashed a fantastic .321/.379/.553/.932 to become an All-Star and MVP candidate (coming in ninth place) for the first time. So naturally, a nice little raise was in order.

Featured above is a January 28, 1951 (link here) Brooklyn Eagle printing plate of Duke Snider that accompanies a story highlighting his signing of a new contract for the upcoming 1951 season. Here's the headline:
Snider Okays 1951 Dodger Pact; Figure Set at $15,000

Monday, January 14, 2019

2019 Dodgers FanFest Details Are Now Here

We now have some details for the Dodgers seventh annual FanFest at Dodger Stadium. It is set for Saturday, January 26th, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. As always, a full slate of autograph guest and VIP experiences will be available for fans. Go here to check it all out. Admission, as always, is free, but you must get a ticket ahead of time.

I've attended the past six FanFest's and shared a bunch of photos from those days (these post also include numerous links to post from other bloggers).  Check out the below links to check them out.  


As always, both admission and parking is free at Dodger Stadium. Unfortunately, just about everything else is not. Go here for more information. You must download and claim a free ticket to attend the event (no parking tickets are required). Once there, parking gates open at 9:30 AM and stadium gates will open at 10:00 AM. There will be a bunch of activities available for both young and old.

Once again, there will be a Jr. Dodgers Autograph session for kids only (ages 14 and under) in the autograph tent that will be in Lot G. Additionally, these autographs are free for kids, but you must be a Jr. Dodgers member (which is also free). Go here to sign up and check it out.

The LA Dodger Foundations (LADF) will host its fifth annual Yard Sale with one-of-a-kind Dodger items for budgets of all sizes; including jerseys, T-shirts and more. There will also be a Mystery Bag Fundraiser where fans can purchase an official Major League baseball autographed by a current or former Dodger. All Proceeds benefit the LADF.

FanFest autograph tickets are to go on sale later this week, so stay tuned. You will need to go here ( to get those tickets. This is also where you will go to get tickets for the various VIP Experiences; such as meet and greets, Q&A sessions, pitching lessons, batting lessons, tours, etc. Prices for autograph ticket vouchers has not been release yet.

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2018 Leaf Ultimate Draft - All the Dodgers Cards

Leaf always seems to release a couple of brands a month or two too late. For instance, last week they released their 2018 Leaf Ultimate Draft cards and they'll have their 2018 Leaf Valient cards next month -- even though we are well into the new year. Nevertheless, it's always nice to get new cards of some up-'n-coming prospects.

Featured below are the three Dodgers found in packs of 2018 Leaf Ultimate Draft. Go here for a complete checklist.

1990 Leaf Autograph

#BA-DJP D.J. Peters         #BA-KR1 Keibert Ruiz

Blog Kiosk: 1/14/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

As you know, this weekend Jaime Jarrin received the Pioneer Award at the 16th annual Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation awards dinner, and our very own Justin Turner was on-hand to present it to him. BTW, former Dodger VP of Amateur Scouting, Logan White, was also honored at the scouts dinner - being one of eight scouts honored.

Photo above via @Dodgers on twitter. Below are more links to check out: